Spoiler alert –if you don’t like to read Blogs that have TMI (especially girly TMI), just look at the pictures today. I should also share that I feel by reading other people’s Blogs I usually learn something or by reading about similar life situations of other people I find comfort in knowing we're not so alone in this crazy world –which prompted me to share the events of the last couple weeks completely unrelated to the big move.
|This is Speedy-Carve rubber blocks that|
I carved into with the tools. I then used
metallic acrylic paints to "stamp"
onto the fabric.
First off, before I launch into my mammogram story everything is fine. In October I went to get my annual mammogram (which I hadn’t managed to make time for in the last three years…) and got a call back that they wanted to “take a closer look(!!)” at something in my right breast. Well, as you can imagine this threw me into a total panic –especially since we were right in the middle of the house sale/purchase. I don’t do cancer threats very well and was at times paralyzed by fear and finding that I had to “talk myself down” on several occasions. I went back to the imaging center for my “closer look” scan, then got ANOTHER CALL that they now wanted to do a biopsy, B-I-O-P-S-Y…holy crap. What a horrible word, B-I-O-P-S-Y, not crap. I wasn’t able to schedule the biopsy until last last week because after the procedure you aren’t supposed to move your arm, lift anything heavier that a gallon of milk etc. Yeah right! Like I would be able to sit still while my house was FULL of boxes needing to get unpacked. Soooo, I finally was able to have the B-I-O-P-S-Y early last week and at the end of last week and got word that all was fine –just some “calcifications” which are perfectly normal for a woman “of my age.” I don’t mind saying that it hurt like hell and is still really tender. I did get some good “medicine” to help me through the procedure and my sister was with me, both of which helped a lot. I also don’t mind saying that I wasn’t real quick to answer the phone the last couple of weeks either. I did make this cool mini art quilt though. I used ink jet printer transfers, stamping, hand beading and free motion sewing. It doesn’t have any booby art (sorry guys) but I did use imagery that expressed how I’ve been feeling.
|The finished quilted fiber art piece is about 9" wide x 16" tall.|
I used colored pencils to hand color and embellish the heart, body, moon and butterflies because the transfers had enough "tooth" to take the coloring.